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In the latest national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) the Department of Statistics had a quarter of its research activity assessed at the RAE's very highest quality level (level 4*, "Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour").
Among the top 5 ranked Statistics research groups, the Department of Statistics was one of the two largest.
The 2007 John M Chambers Statistical Software Award of the American Statistical Association is to be made to Dr Heather Turner and Professor David Firth, for their gnm package. The Chambers Award aims to encourage innovative and well-designed statistical software, and is awarded annually to one project worldwide.